This week at Alexa Live 2020, Amazon announced a handful of improvements to the Alexa voice assistant. Updates to the assistant include streamlined access to mobile apps via skills, new AI-driven dialogue management, and a new API for gaming.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Real Estate, Games, and Domains. Included is an OCR API for extracting data from receipts, and an API for controlling the Sony Aibo robot dog. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon recently announced three new tools in the Alexa toolbox. A Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Evaluation Tool, Utterance Conflict Detection, and a new Get Metrics API improve Alexa developers' ability to reduce unintended skill conflicts, and track skills use and performance over time.